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Asha Cornell Presents — Penn Masala LIVE

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler 185
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

This October 28th, Asha Cornell is hosting the world’s first and premier South Asian a cappella group, Penn Masala, for a benefit concert, nearly 10 years after their first Cornell performance (also hosted by Asha!) 

Hailing from the University of Pennsylvania, and known for its viral fusions of Western music and classic Bollywood hits, the group has gained nearly 125,000 Instagram followers, 146,000 Facebook followers, and 30 million YouTube views since its founding in 1996. In 2009, Penn Masala performed for President Barack Obama as part of the White House Diwali Celebration. In 2015, Masala performed as the only collegiate a cappella group in the award-winning movie—and soundtrack—Pitch Perfect Two. After returning from their India-wide tour earlier this year, they also performed for President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

In addition to our main group, we will also feature guest performances from Cornell student organizations! Join us for an evening of music, dance, and fun!

Asha Cornell will donate all proceeds from the concert to our partner schools in India, to fund the education of children from impoverished and underprivileged communities. If you are able, we are grateful for additional donations to our cause. Your contributions will go directly to fund teachers' salaries, textbooks, specialized equipment for children with disabilities, schoolhouse rebuilding following natural disasters, and more. You can choose to donate along with your ticket purchase, or on Asha Cornell's website at

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Charity/Fundraiser, Cultural, Music, Performance


Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, South Asia Program

University Themes

Campus Life, Diversity



$15 presale individual, $13 presale groups of 10+

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Contact Phone

(508) 948 5669


Penn Masala

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